Verizon offers up to $450 off certain high-end Android phones for new customers with a select trade

If you’ve been thinking about leaving another carrier and making the move to Verizon, the nation’s largest carrier has a great deal on certain top-shelf Android handsets. Port over your existing number, activate a new line on the carrier’s unlimited plan, and purchase your new handset using the Device payment plan to qualify. Verizon is giving you the opportunity to save as much as $450 on the purchase of a new Android phone. If you qualify, you will receive a $150 gift card and as much as $300 in credit for an eligible trade. The latter will be credited to your Verizon account over 24 months ($12.50/month).

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$450 million lottery jackpot has a single, lucky winner in Florida

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Just one person from Florida gets to claim a $450 million lottery jackpot. Is it you?

A 7-Eleven in Port Richey, Florida sold the winning ticket, bearing the numbers 28, 30, 39, 59, and 70, and then 10 for the Mega Ball, Mega Millions announced. A lump-sum cash payout for the lucky winner would come out to $281.2 million.

The jackpot winner, who has yet to be identified, gets the entire jackpot but they’re not the only one who gets a prize. The 7-Eleven that sold the ticket also gets $100,000, and some lottery players won prizes for matching some but not all of the numbers. Read more…

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Deal: Verizon Motorola Moto Z2 Force on sale for just $450 at Best Buy

Motorola’s latest flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force is on sale for less than $500 for the first time since launch. Last month, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offered the Moto Z2 Force for $200 off, but only for a limited time.

One week later, T-Mobile introduced its own promotional offer that cut the Moto Z2 Force’s price by $250. Today, Best Buy has an even better deal on Motorola’s flagship, which will enable customers to save $300 when they buy the phone.

It’s worth noting that the deal is only available for the Verizon Moto Z2 Force, which can be …

OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving OxygenOS 4.5.0 update, here is what's new

Great news for OnePlus fans who decided to go for the OnePlus 3 or 3T, as the Chinese company continues to release updates almost on a weekly basis. The last OxygenOS 4.5.0 update is rolling out as we speak and bring a lot of small improvements into the mix.

You might not receive the update immediately since the OTA is pushed in waves, but OnePlus has just confirmed that everyone will get it in the next few days, so you should continue to tap that “Check for Update” button from time to time.

Before listing the official changelog, it’s worth pointing out that …

MediaTek's unreleased Helio P23 faces a price cut to match discounted Snapdragon 450 SoC

With the Snapdragon 450 chipset recently the subject of a price cut to $10.50 per chip, the competition now must follow suit or find themselves behind the eight-ball when it comes to pricing. And if you’re MediaTek, that means cutting the price of the unreleased Helio P23 series, a line of chipsets designed for mid-range smartphones. According to “industry sources,” MediaTek is now considering dropping the price of these chips to less than $10 per unit.

Samsung reportedly pays $2,500 per wafer to produce the Snapdragon 450 SoC using the 14nm process. That gives Qualcomm plenty of wriggle …